Advent Book Calendar – Day 17

This year I’m going to host an Advent Book Calendar event, where Jen and me are going to pick one book every day until December 24th. Books we’ve read this year, and tell you why you should pick it up. You can check our progress in the Advent Book Calendar 2018 introduction post, where you can “open” the windows every day and find out what we have for your reading pleasure!

The book I choose for today is one I’ve read back in January, BB (Before Blog). I’ve read more books this year than ever, so it was really hard to have books that stand out after such a long year. Six-Gun Tarot manages to do that. It also put R. S. Belcher on my map and I’m really looking forward to read some more books from him. I fully intended to continue the series, but then life happened, so I postponed it until next year. In this book the Wild West meets mythology, mysticism, steampunk and all kinds of fun. I might reread it too just so I can write a review of it. It also had my most favorite quotes of the year about music. Instead of a review qoute (which I don’t have) let me share with you this instead:

“Because music is like hope. Between the strings in this box,’ he ran his fingers along the keys of the piano and began to play once again, “and the strings in the heart, there is nothing but air and magic. Songs can lead men laughing into battle, lay strong men low, make you fall in love, let you visit with the dead. Ain’t nothing real to it – just words and rhythm – but it’s got power, all the same.

I highly recommend getting this book on Amazon!

The Six-Gun TarotBuffy meets Deadwood in a dark, wildly imaginative historical fantasy

Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies Golgotha, a cattle town that hides more than its share of unnatural secrets. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker’s wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone’s business, may know more about the town’s true origins than he’s letting on.

A haven for the blessed and the damned, Golgotha has known many strange events, but nothing like the primordial darkness stirring in the abandoned silver mine overlooking the town. Bleeding midnight, an ancient evil is spilling into the world, and unless the sheriff and his posse can saddle up in time, Golgotha will have seen its last dawn…and so will all of Creation.

 

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